December 21, 2014 4:24 AM • Log InREGISTER

Blogs > Winging It

3
(Image: Thinkstock)

Career Crisis? 5 Keys to Managing Through It

Proven advice from corporate executives who have managed crisis in ways that enabled them and…

Read More »
Once your book is written, your work is not done. It's also your job to promote and sell it. (Image: CarolineVClarke.com)

7 Things to Know Before You Write a Book

What I’ve gleaned through writing two vastly different books in two vastly different publishing environments

Here’s what I’ve gleaned through writing two vastly different books in two vastly different publishing…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Power and grace: First Lady Michelle Obama

Women of Power Clarion Call: Your True Power Lies Within

In response to several requests, I share my opening remarks from this year's Legacy Awards Gala, paying tribute to heroines and history makers.

The traditional kickoff for the Women of Power Summit is our annual Legacy Awards Gala,…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: File)

Beyoncégate: Avoiding the Perils of Perfectionism

Why Beyoncé should use her Super Bowl half-time performance to answer to no one but herself

The proximity of her scheduled Super Bowl appearance to her Presidential Inauguration performance makes me…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
High-school junior Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on Feb. 26 (Image: File)

What Kind of Man Could Trayvon Martin Have Been?

Yet another young life halted from reaching its full potential due to gun violence and racism

When George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin he not only snuffed out the 17-year-old’s…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Lisa Price stage

8 Things You Never Knew About Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price

Honest revelations about life and business from the beauty brand creator

Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price reveals eight random yet informative facts about her business and…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
For more of Lisa Price’s intimate conversation with Caroline Clarke about her journey with Carol’s Daughter and what lies ahead for her and the company, watch the Black Enterprise Business Report on Sunday, Feb, 12 on TVONE. Visit www.blackenterprise.com/bebr to check your local listings for times.

6 Secrets to Success from Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price

The mega-beauty brand’s founder on business, balance, and (her daughter) Becca!

Lisa Price found success with Carol’s Daughter, a business that started out of her home,…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

Expand Your Vocabulary by Reading the Dictionary

The latest Merriam-Webster dictionary provides a slew of new words that once weren't

From slang to legitimate additions to the English language, the latest Merriam-Webster dictionary provides a…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Beyonce-and-Jay-Z-red-carpet-300x232.jpg

Jay Z Proclaims the ‘Glory’ of Fatherhood!

Will Jay Z's song for Blue Ivy inspire more baby-daddies to quit singing the blues and assume their rightful place?

Will Jay Z’s “Glory” for Blue Ivy inspire more baby-daddy’s to quit singing the blues…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

The Story of My 9 Rings: Sentimental Inspiration

Wearing jewelry can be a therapeutic form of expression

Sometimes jewelry is about more than fashion and represents something spiritual or sentimental to the…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Well, it’s official. The new year is here. Like everything else in our rapid-fire world these days, with the flick of a switch (or drop of a big crystal ball in Times Square) all the anticipation, planning and counting down is suddenly over and then comes… the big let down. Because no matter how much we force feed it, bumper-sticker optimism and new resolutions, somehow, most new years just don’t feel all that new. In fact, chances are you dragged all your 2011 challenges into 2012. Doing more with less on the job? Check. Trying to still get a job? Check. Relationship stresses? Check. Wish you were in a relationship? Check. Owed too much money? Check. Feeling overwhelmed, underappreciated and out of whack? Check, check, and check! Let’s be real. Things don’t suddenly get better as one year changes into another anymore than they magically improve when a random tough Thursday becomes a freshly hatched Friday. Nothing becomes “new” unless we do. So, here are five surefire ways to make you feel, look and perform better, this new year. —Caroline Clarke

5 Things You Should Do to Better Yourself in the New Year

If resolutions aren't your thing here are some simple 2012 tasks

The start of a new year is the perfect time to make changes in your…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

Can Charity Exist in a World of Excess?

Tis’ the season of giving but when is enough…enough?

Despite being in the grips of a recession and troubled economy, some still find ways…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

All I Want For Christmas is… Balance in My Life

The holidays bring out the best and worse in people but there is a middleground

Christmas is a time for family & friends but it can be a stressful period…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

Birthday Cards Can Hold More Weight than Business Cards

Even in the Facebook age people appreciate the sentiment of a hand written card

Sending a birthday card may seem obsolete but people remember genuine gestures longer than Facebook…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

3 Things You Should’ve Been Focused on Besides Black Friday Sales

There's nothing wrong with spending if it's for a good cause and not consumer greed and gluttony

Despite being in a recession, American spending continues as 2011 marks the biggest Black Friday…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Female-doctor-patient-300x232

The Problem With Black Women’s Health

Work can wait, your health should always be your first priority

Women’s health is a rarely discussed topic amongst African American women but with pulmonary disease…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Yours truly, Caroline Clarke, posing for graduation memories

3 Reasons to Attend/Avoid Your Next Class Reunion

Revisiting the most awkward period of your life can be, well... awkward

Class reunions always cause anxiety. Who you were, what you’ve done and where you’re going…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Dwight "Heavy D" Myers 1967 - 2011

Heavy D’s Final Words: “Be Inspired!”

A successful rapper, actor and businessman, what set Heavy D apart was his perpetual light

Known as Heavy D, rapper/actor Dwight Myers passed away at the age of 44, leaving…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

5 Terms That Have Lost their Worth in Corporate America

Lots of business buzz words don’t mean what they used to. Beware, lest you be sorry.

There was a time when customer service actually worked, now the term is nothing more…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

6 Good Things About the Worst Row on an Airplane

When you're flying coach you always have to remember the silver linings

Traveling is already a headache when you’re flying coach, but add in a seat in…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

What Does Your Office Space Say About Your Work?

Your workspace says a lot about you – and it should say a lot to you. Better mind the message.

From color to decore, your work environment has a direct impact on your productivity and…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

What I Learned From Steve Jobs About Perseverance

The Apple founder’s legacy is far more personal than iThought

Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Standford University resonates to this day because of his…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

Drivers No Longer Need To Pass a Vision Test?

Looks like the blind are leading the blind in government cost cutting

New York’s DMV now allows licence renewals online, which bypasses the standard eye exam, opening…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Obama And Biden Discuss Middle Class Working Families Taskforce

It’s Your Own Fault If Obama Disappoints You

President Obama promised changes we have yet to see. Is he the disappointment, or are we?

Critics say that President Barack Obama is soft on the issues, now the trend has…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Transformers-300x232

Make Your Life ‘More Than Meets the Eye’

When life gets to be too much, let laughter transform the moment…and you

Life is full of numerous hurdles but through laughter and positive energy we can find…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

Reflecting on the Costs and Gifts of 9/11

Despite the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks there can be some good to come of it

With the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which toppled the Twin Towers of…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
The Help movie poster

Enough Already with Trashing ‘The Help!’

This is a film worthy of our praise. So why are black folks hating, as usual?

The Help is getting mixed reviews. Some praise the film and its cast—including Viola Davis,…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

A Lesson in Updating Your Resume for Job-Seeking Success

Nowadays, there's more to updating your resume than your work experience

Having an updated resume is vital in this economy but what details you include has…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

Lessons in Money Management from My Mom

Knowing how to handle money should start in the home from our first teachers

Saving for the future should start at childhood and that responsibility fall son our parents…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Checking Email at Night, on Weekends and Holidays Is the New Norm for U.S. Workforce

You’ve Got (Too Much) Mail: Confessions of an Email Hoarder

Want a new lease on (your electronic) life? Clean out the clutter!

Email is a great way to communicate but with junk mail, spam, evites, work and…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
OJ Simpson

Your Brand and Your Life Are Not the Same Thing!

Casey Anthony’s life has been spared. So why is everyone talking about her brand?

The media circus surrounding the Casey Anthony case—which involves the murder of her daughter Caylee…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
(Image: ThinkStock)

Could You Handle Losing Everything?

Finding inspiration and strength in the worst life has to offer

Author Iyanla Vanzant told Oprah Winfrey how she lost everything but still managed to find…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
W

8 Things I Hate About Twitter

The problem with social media is it's really not that social

Twitter has become a way of life for many but outside of the marketing and…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Beware Toxic Employess

Don’t Bow Down to the Office Bully

Bullying is not child’s play anymore. It’s on the rise at work

In a troubled economy people have shorter fuses but that’s no excuse for bullying in…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Airport-Line-300x232

Flying Fees Are Here to Stay

Flying the friendly skies just got less friendly as airlines tack on more and more fees

In a post-9/11 society we’ve gotten used to more security measures but with airlines in…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Denzel-Washington-300x232

Dr. Denzel Washington, “When You Fall, Fall Forward”

The award-winning actor advices the class of 2011 to accept that failure will be part of their life's journey

Dr. Denzel Washington addresses the graduating class of 2011 from the University of Pennsylvania in…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Examples-of-Not-Networking-300x232

Winging It: 5 People You Never Want to Meet While Networking

There’s an art to networking, while some people get it there are many that don’t. Here are a few avoidable networking faux pas

I’m a lousy networker. It’s not that I do the wrong things. It’s that I…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
Everyone-on-Phone-300x232

Winging It: Technology, the Etiquette Killer

Despite our advances in technology it's done nothing for our social skills and simple common courtesy

As much as technology helps makes our daily lives easier it also works against us…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Parents-Daughter-College-300x232

Winging It: Will Smith Was Wrong, Sometimes Parents DO Understand

A cooler version of her own mother, the author relives embarrassing moments while touring colleges with her teenage daughter

Touring college campuses is a rite of passage for many teenagers, so is the embarrassing…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
Kid-in-jail-300x232

Winging It: Brown (Mothers) v. Board of Education

Why are Black mothers being jailed for seeking a decent education for their children?

The rise of mothers like Kelly Williams-Bolar and Tanya McDowell being arrested for sending their…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
Smelling-Tulips-300x232

Winging It: Success Tip of the Day—When in Doubt Try Tulips

Sometimes you need to treat yourself to one of life's small treasures to keep your sanity in the workplace

Sometimes you need to treat yourself to one of life’s small treasures to keep your…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
Caroline-Clarke-with-father-300x232

Winging It: The Gift of My Father’s Example

The writer reflects on her relationship with her father, and cherishes the lessons of finding balance that he left behind

The writer reflects on her relationship with her father, and cherishes the lessons of finding…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
Beyonce's baby bump sets new Twitter record (Image: File)

Winging It: Beyonce Makes a Power Move

Is the singer making an ill-fated move by letting husband Jay-Z take control of her career?

Is the singer making an ill-fated move by letting husband Jay-Z take control of her…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Chris-Brown-300x232

Winging It: F.A.M.E Costs. Will Chris Brown Ever Be Willing to Pay?

His new album is expected to debut at #1. Sadly, that’s all he seems to care about

His new album is expected to debut at #1. Sadly, that’s all he seems to…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,
Caroline-Clark-300x232

Winging It. Work. Life. Balance? — Reclaiming Your Power

Everything is possible! A message the author recently shared with more than 700 women

Everything is possible! A message the author recently shared with more than 700 women

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Clarke & Hardison at the 2011 Women of Power Summit

Winging It: Work. Life. Balance? – Managing Motherhood

An 'aha' moment courtesy of my 13-year-old son and a conversation with Woman of Power Bethann Hardison

An ‘aha’ moment courtesy of my 13-year-old son and a conversation with Woman of Power…

By Caroline Clarke

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Women of Power

(Image: ColoredGirlConfidential.com)

Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

Read More »
(Image: File)

Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

Read More »